Are Holistic Nutritionists Covered Under Benefit Programs?
I often get asked about benefits from clients. Whether or not you are covered under your benefit program and your insurance package all depends which company you are with. I am thrilled to announce that more and more insurance companies are covering our services as the industry continues to help and serve others in their health and wellbeing.
The package options are constantly evolving and more companies are starting to cover Holistic Nutritionists, so I do encourage you to reach out to your specific provider.
If your benefits plan is under Greenshield or Manulife, it is typically covered. Keep in mind, it often falls under the category of "Nutritional Counselling / Social Work / Counselling" . If your benefits plan is under Sunlife, Great West Life or Pacific Blue Cross, it is also often covered. If you are with a different provider make sure to call and ask. If you also have a health spending account, you can use this towards Holistic Nutrition Services.
My unique designation and title is Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) and I have a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition. This is recognized and approved by the Certified Nutritional Practitioners Council of Canada (CNPCC).
We encourage you to request Holistic Nutrition if your plan does not cover our services yet, as we have seen an immense growth over the past several years. The more you request the more chance of being covered under your unique plan. Please note we are not "Registered Dieticians" so the services are not covered under this category.